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QUESTIONNAIRE

New York Times, Sunday, October 30, 1949

Author:
Edward Buckler
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 134, Blocks: 73, Avg Word Len: 5.49, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 548 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 136, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 41
Edward J. Buckler has 25 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

No number or clue for 11-Down in original; inserted number and clue.

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© 1949, The New York TimesNo. 403
Across
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Washington hostess, now foreign minister. : MESTA
6
Discomfit. : ABASH
11
Ripens. : MATURES
18
Name meaning strength. : ETHAN
19
Shirley May ___, who almost swam the Channel. : FRANCE
20
Woman's cape. : PELERINE
21
Mencken's book, a selection of passages, with notes. : CHRESTOMATHY
23
Not pressed. : UNIRONED
24
A letter. : CEE
25
Nest on a crag. : AERIE
26
Communistic doctrine of British social reformer (1771–1858). : OWENISM
28
Wee ___ hours. : SMA
29
Famed soprano opera star. : ALDA
31
Tucked in. : ABED
32
Candy made with nuts. : NOUGAT
33
Streak. : VEIN
34
Foundation. : BASIS
36
City on the Oka. : OREL
37
Jades. : TIRES
38
Attacked fiercely. : SAVAGED
41
Scene of Pétain's heroism, 1916. : VERDUN
44
Villain in "Old Curiosity Shop." : BRASS
45
Wrathful. : IRATE
46
High rank. : STATE
48
What Malacca is. : STRAIT
50
Abandon. : DESERT
52
Image. : ICON
53
Bowers. : ARBORS
56
Waste. : LOSS
57
Liquid found in petroleum. : OCTANE
59
Spikes, blinkers and tinkers. : MACKERELS
62
Man's name. : ELI
63
Gannets of North Atlantic. : SOLANS
64
Animals bred for racing. : CAMELS
65
Part of Italy. : TOE
66
Unwilling. : RELUCTANT
68
In abundance: Colloq. : GALORE
69
___ percenter. : FIVE
70
Overlap edges of (planks, etc.) to make flush joint. : SYPHER
71
___ Room of the White House. : OVAL
72
Spun a tall story. : YARNED
74
Operated. : WORKED
77
Journeys. : RIDES
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Girl's name. : DIANE
80
Most ancient of Greek gods. : CHAOS
82
Simply. : MERELY
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Waded. : PADDLED
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Coil. : WHORL
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Prevalent. : RIFE
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Tree yielding light strong wood. : BALSA
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Crowd. : HERD
90
New York Indian. : SENECA
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Conduce. : TEND
93
Essence. : YOLK
97
Diminutive suffix: Anglo-Ir. : EEN
98
Stained with brown earth pigment. : UMBERED
99
Tippler. : WINER
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502. : DII
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Native of Asmara. : ERITREAN
104
What philosopher John Dewey became on Oct. 20. : NONAGENARIAN
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Engaged in a lawsuit. : LITIGANT
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Stretched (the neck). : CRANED
109
From 4.03 to 2.80. : POUND
110
Premature settlers on Government land (as in Oklahoma in Eighteen Eighties). : SOONERS
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Burglars: Slang. : YEGGS
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Schedules. : TIMES
Down
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Birthplace of Mohammed. : MECCA
2
Miss Merman. : ETHEL
3
Fragment. : SHRED
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To: Scot. : TAE
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Loop: Anat. : ANSA
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Great numbers. : ARMIES
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Bleated. : BAAED
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Driver ___. : ANT
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Indeed: German. : SCHON
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English dramatist of seventeenth century. : HEYWOOD
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Person of servile character. : MENIAL
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Inclined: Naut. : ALIST
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Duration. : TERM
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Bolivian Indian. : URO
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Washing devices. : RINSERS
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Adversaries. : ENEMIES
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Automobiles. : SEDANS
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Proscribes. : FORBIDS
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Biting. : PUNGENT
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Irritate. : TEASE
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Southeast wind. : EURUS
30
Diminishes. : ABATES
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Traveler. : VIATOR
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Land: Lat. : AGER
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Social groups. : TRIBES
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One who acts with indirectness. : SIDLER
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Small spaces: Bot. : AREOLES
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Stalin's son, now a major general. : VASSILY
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Free. : VACANT
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Jackets. : ETONS
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French name. : RENE
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The Veep. : BARKLEY
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One gigantic in power. : TITAN
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What Whirlaway was. : RACER
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Horn blowers. : TOOTERS
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Of an eye membrane. : RETINAL
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Inhabitant of Belgrade. : SLOVENE
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Name of new Treasurer of United States. : CLARK
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Disease. : MALADY
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Soap plant. : AMOLE
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Planted. : SEEDED
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Teach. : SCHOOL
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Carp. : CAVIL
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Above. : UPWARD
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Congressman from Tennessee. : GORE
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Man rescued from cannibals. : FRIDAY
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Attaches. : ADDS
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Distinguished. : EMINENT
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Postpone. : DEFER
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Reached across. : SPANNED
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So long! : CHEERIO
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Smoke-emitting mound in volcanic regions. : HORNITO
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Newness in time. : RECENCY
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Famous wooer. : ALDEN
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Revolves. : WHEELS
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Second proscriptions. : REBANS
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Woolen dress fabrics. : BEIGES
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Blotch. : SMEAR
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Idolize. : ADORE
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Vibrant nasal tone. : TWANG
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Opprobrium. : ODIUM
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Climbing plant of tropics. : LIANE
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Varieties. : KINDS
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Impel. : URGE
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Wholly absorbed. : RAPT
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Product of Bolivia. : TIN
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Henpeck. : NAG
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King: Fr. : ROI

Answer summary: 10 unique to this puzzle, 31 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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